Owner / PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #357905
Scott is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and long-time Pacific Northwest resident. He trained at Ocean Enterprises in San Diego, CA and Cortez Expeditions in La Paz, Mexico. Scott was originally certified in 2006 in Tulum, Mexico and became a dive professional in 2015. Scott enjoys being in the water as much as possible and teaches Open Water through Divemaster and including specialties Underwater Photography, Deep, Drysuit, Night, Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Emergency First Responder and Emergency Oxygen Provider.
Owner / PADI Master Scuba Diver
Melissa is a Seattle native. She was originally certified in 2006 in Tulum, Mexico and has since earned her Master Scuba Diver rating and has enjoyed diving all over the world.
PADI Divemaster #350849
Byron first dove in Puget Sound in 1992 and has been hooked ever since. In addition to his divemaster duties, Byron is an avid kayaker and a PSIA ski instructor. He is also the current chair of the board of trustees of the Washington chapter of The Nature Conservancy
PADI Divemaster #381364
Klayton was born and raised in Indiana. He received his Open Water Certification when he was 10 and has been diving ever since. Klayton has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Animal Behavior and also has a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. He has previously worked as an intern with Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, a Divemaster in Key Largo and a Marine Species Observer in Honolulu.
Trained in the Northwest, Thomas is interested in underwater photography and learning about Pacific Northwest aquatic life.
PADI Divemaster #403244
Mimi successfully completed the PADI Divemaster course with Seattle Dive Tours in the summer of 2017, and leads guided dive tours and assists with classes when not studying Marine Biology at University of California, Davis.
Captain Chloe Bird McDougal
Chloe keeps an eye on things around the shop, Scott and Melissa’s home and more. She specializes in shop ambassadorship, life coaching, deep breathing exercises and enjoying all sunbeams and pillows.
Chloe is the captain of the Seattle Dive Tours Dive Boat
(that doesn’t exist yet – but don’t tell her that).
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #270462
Founder of Seattle Dive Tours
Richard began diving in 2004 with the intention of vacationing with friends and immediately became fascinated with the sport. Richard worked as a SSI Dive Control Specialist for several years and became a PADI Instructor in 2010. Richard opened Seattle Dive Tours in 2012 and has certified hundreds of people. He relocated to Idaho in 2018 and the Seattle Dive Tours team works to maintain the customer service culture that he created.